The Linear House: Where Nature Meets Modern Living

Unveil the essence of Cyprus at The Linear House, a Christos Pavlou masterpiece, where contemporary design meets Mediterranean charm. Nestled among olive groves and vineyards, this eco-conscious abode, with its striking linear architecture, offers a unique living experience that seamlessly blends indoor luxury with the natural beauty of its surroundings.

Modern white house with flat roof amidst greenery.
Modern home with pool, deck, and loungers under clear sky.
Modern living room with floating staircase and glass floor detail.
Modern interior with wooden staircase and glass floor overlooking a room below.
Modern interior with a glass floor walkway and wooden staircase.
Modern dining room with table, chairs and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Modern minimalist bedroom with a white desk, bed, and sliding door to balcony.
Modern bedroom with large window, minimalistic design, and neutral tones.
Modern minimalist bedroom with glass shower enclosure and white shelves.
Person standing by an open balcony door with a scenic view.
Woman in white dress on a balcony with patterned perforated walls, creating light
Modern poolside with wooden decking, loungers, and glass house under clear blue
Modern white cubic house with open carport and green lawn.
Modern white building surrounded by olive trees under blue sky.
Modern two-story house with large windows and pool at twilight.

About The Linear House

Embracing Mediterranean Splendor

Inspired by the Mediterranean’s charm, our project uniquely integrates olive groves, vineyards, and clear skies. Additionally, it adapts to seasonal changes, creating a house that effortlessly frames its stunning surroundings with a simple, yet powerful silhouette.

Nature-Inspired Architecture

Initially, the plantation’s linearity around the plot drew our attention. Therefore, we mirrored this linear motif in our architecture. Importantly, the house aligns with the vineyard landscape, optimizing for sun exposure, wind flow, and scenic views. Furthermore, we embraced a linear design, connecting spaces along a pathway and integrating nature through expansive openings.

A Multi-Level Living Experience

Our design unfolds across four distinct levels. Firstly, the ground floor hosts living spaces. Secondly, bedrooms are situated on the first floor. Additionally, the basement provides services and facilities. Finally, a secluded roof terrace on top offers a panoramic vista of the landscape and sea.

Blurring Indoor and Outdoor Boundaries

Moreover, the house bridges the indoor and outdoor realms. Features such as a 6-meter (nearly 20 feet) high living room and interconnected rooms maximize space. Furthermore, glazed floors provide unobstructed views of gardens, pools, and olive groves, significantly enhancing occupant comfort.

Sustainable Features and Natural Light

A comprehensive sun-blocking screen system covers the 27-meter (about 88 feet) façade. Not only does it shield against direct sunlight to reduce heat gain, but in winter, these panels can be retracted to warm the interior. Moreover, sustainability is a priority, evident in the use of photovoltaic panels for heating and cooling and solar panels for hot water. The design also incorporates a solar chimney effect and natural cooling from evaporating pool water.

Photography courtesy of Christos Pavlou Architecture

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- by Matt Watts